Need Some Tips on ACT and SAT Test Prep?

December 7, 2008

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One thing I learned after going to school all the way through medical school:  Test taking is a learned skill and you get higher scores the more and better you practice.  Looking back, I wish I had know this before taking the SAT and ACT as a high school student.  A few practice tests and some directed technique drills would have easily raised my scores.

If you have a teenager who plans to take these tests for college entrance, start early and integrate a bit of test taking skills into your homeschool curriculum.

Check out MSN Encarta’s site with tips, resources, and links to ACT/SAT test taking strategies

Although the overall picture of your college applying child is important, a few more points on their test scores can only help open more doors.

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  1. Martin Walker December 9, 2008 12:50 pm

    Hello, Misty.

    Parents may also want to consider taking advantage of a new technique to help children increase their problem-solving ability. The great thing about this approach is that it helps generally and isn’t confined to the SATs.

    As full disclosure, my company publishes brain training software, so I would encourage parents to do their own research and reach their own conclusions.

    The training to look for is called dual n-back working-memory training, and it was devised by University researchers from Michigan and Bern. To cut down the research time, here’s a link to a bunch of news stories that covered the study: Working-Memory Improves Problem-Solving Ability — News Coverage

    Best wishes; great blog!
    Martin Walker
    http://www.mindsparke.com

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